If You Want an Addictive Read

Hello and happy Wednesday. Today I bring you a book review that has nothing to do with sports or athletics. No, this book that was kindly sent to me by NetGalley and Emma Cline, the author for reviewing purposes, is about a cult, and trust me when I tell you, you won’t be able to put it down until you’re done with it. 

The first thing I noticed about The Girls is that the author’s style is absolutely flawless, and I think is one of the things that made this book so addictive. The author grabs your attention in such a way that you just keep reading, wanting to know more.

I’m all for first impressions when it comes to books, people, and makeup products, and with this book what you get is a very promising prologue, that already throws hints as to what the story is going to be about and has readers hooked from the start.

Although the book revolves around a series of events that took place when the main character was fourteen years old, it is not a YA novel. This is one hundred percent adult, and you can definitely tell by the complexity of the writing style. And even though I was super into the book, it took me a while to get used to it.

Evie, our main character, is in many ways a typical fourteen-year-old, and at first I thought that’s why she felt so attracted to Suzanne, and older girl who is a part of the cult. I changed my mind as I kept on reading that Evie is indeed attracted to girls and has always been.

There’s a bit that I understand was a part of the novel that couldn’t be omitted, and this is the whole sexual content, especially the scenes regarding Evie and Russell, the cult leader, and Mitch, one of his friends because they are both grown men and Evie is a minor.

All in all I liked this story and appreciated the fact that it’s different from what I usually read both in genre and plot-wise, but I was expecting more at the end, I feel that so much anticipation was built and then it fell flat, which is why I ultimately didn’t give it a five-star rating. Still, it’s a read I’d recommend and Emma Cline is an author I’d want to read in the future.

Thanks again to NetGalley and Emma Cline for this ARC. Now I’d like you to tell me about a book you read that’s different from what you’re used to.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

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